Shopping in Delhi



Shopping in Delhi is one of the most pleasurable and exciting experiences among shopping freaks. There is a vast array of shopping markets in and around Delhi. Visitors from all over India as well as abroad enjoy their shopping at Delhi. Shopping ranges from jewelries, carpets, invaluable stones to bamboo works, handicrafts, garments, potteries and so on. The three major shopping spots in Delhi are the Connaught Place, Karol Bagh and Chandni Chowk markets. Those who are planning for shopping in Delhi, here is the list of the most popular markets in the city:

  • Chandni Chowk market, which is known for its sarees and jeweleries, made of silver. The other markets surrounding the Chandni Chowk market are Katra Neel, Bhagirath Palace, Kinari Bazaar, Dariba Kalan, Chhatta Chowk Bazaar, Ballimaran, Old Lajpat Rai Market and Moti Bazar.

  • Karol Bagh offers Indian garments, shoes besides astounding jewelries and amazing bridal wears. The various shopping places encircling Karol Bagh are Ajmal Khan, Arya Samaj, Bank Street and Ghaffar market.

  • Connaught Place is Delhi's leading shopping complex offering wide range of fashion accessories, garments, books, electronic commodities, jewelries, handicrafts, etc. Inner Circle, Janpath, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Palika Bazaar are some of the famous shopping markets at Connaught Place.

There are a vast number of shopping malls that have come up in Delhi, which provides complete shopping experience under one roof. Some of the shopping malls in Delhi are: CTC Plaza, AEZ Square, Ansal Plaza, DLF City Centre, Shoprix Mall, Shipra Mall and many more.

    What to Shop in Delhi:
    If one is thinking of what to shop in Delhi, then do give a visit to the shopping markets and complexes in Delhi where you can step in to get a glimpse of beautiful jewelries, carpets, invaluable stones and hand made works. The three major shopping spots in Delhi are the Connaught Place, Karol Bagh and Chandni Chowk markets.

  • Jewelry- The two most famous works in the field of jewelry in Delhi are the Meenakari and the Kundan works.
    They reflect an excellent mastery in jewelry designing. Another magnificent piece of work is the Navratan studded jewelry, where we find the nine precious stones embedded in gold.

  • Carpets- Delhi is famous for Herati carpets of Afghan origin. These are beautiful which are blended in flamboyant colors with floral motifs on it.
    • Bamboo crafts- Hunt for finely made window screens made out of bamboos called 'chiks' to add a different dimension to your room.Moreover there are also a wide array of bamboo chairs and stools.

    • Ivory works- One can come across fine ivory jewelries, knifes for paper cutting, small boxes, chessboards, etc.

    • Leather works- Look out for attractive and traditional leather made shoes, bags and other leather made fashion accessories to add up to your style.

    • Potteries- Delhi is famous for its terracotta pottery works. Wonderful lamps, water-pots, flower vases, crockery, ashtrays made out of terracotta is one of the biggest of shopping attraction in Delhi.

    • Bangles- Bangles made out of various oxidized and other metals as well as glasses is surely going to attain one's attention. Delhi is famous for junk jewelries.

    • Zari, Gota, Kinari and Zardosi works- Delhi's zari and the zardosi works are famous throughout India. Bridal wears like lehenga, choli and dupatta are made out of it and are highly expensive. Gota involves intertwining of gold threads with other fabric to make the cloth. Kinari is a work made on borders.

      Where to Shop:
      If the question of where to shop in Delhi is bothering you, then you must pay a visit to the three most important shopping markets of Connaught Place, Karol Bagh and Chandni Chowk. These are the creams for shopping jewelry, carpets, handicrafts, invaluable stones, silks, bamboo items, leather items, bangles, potteries and so on.

    • Chandni Chowk market- Known for its saris and jewelries made of silver. Karol Bagh- Offers Indian garments, shoes besides astounding jewelries and amazing bridal wears. Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place- Famous for its wonderful handicrafts.

    • Dariba Kalan at Chandni Chowk- It is the place where you can find traditional jewelries like the kundan, meenakari and navratan works.

      Delhi Ivory Palace at Shahjahanabad- Offers ivory made boxes, knifes, chessboards, jewelleries, etc.

    • Crafts Museum at Pragati Maidan- Famous for beautiful terracotta potteries like lamps, cups and saucers, flower vases, glasses and many more. Kinari Bazaar near Chandni Chowk- It is known for its zardozi, zari, gota and kinari works.

    • Central Cottage Emporium, Janpath, Connaught Place- Known for its ethnic clothes, shoes, and gift items.

    • Palika Bazaar, Connaught Place- Cheap garments and electronic commodities are available.

    • The Village at Hauz Khas- One can shop authentic jewelleries and other gift items over here.

    • Sarojini Nagar and Lajpat Nagar markets- It is well known for its reasonable handicrafts, garments, bags, shoes, and other accessories. Many brands like Van Hausen, Joe Boxer, Levis are found at cheaper rates here.

    • Dilli Haat near INA market- It is store of rosewood and sandalwood works, leather wear, fabric, stones, beads, metal ware, and garments.

    • Sundernagar Market- It is known for antiques and jewelry made of silver.

      Besides, various shopping malls have come up in Delhi. Some of them are:
      • CTC Plaza
      • AEZ Square
      • Ansal Plaza
      • DLF City Centre
      • East Delhi Mall
      • Shoprix Mall
      • Spice World
      • Shipra Mall






      Last Updated on 5/18/2012